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Authors

Darryl Francis

Abstract

In the February 2002 Word Ways I explored trandeletions and transadditions of the names of the state capitals. How close could I get to finding 50 one-letter transdeletions? Where one-letter transdeletions could not be located, what were the fewest number of letters that needed to be deleted to effect a transdeletion? How close could I get to finding 50 one-letter transadditions? Where one-letter transadditions could not be located, what were the fewest number of letters that needed to be added to effect a transaddition? My previous article offered transdeletions for all 50 state capital names, involving deletion of a total of 71 letters. The article also offered transadditions for 43 of the state capital names, involving addition of 85 letters.

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